John J. HerreraAn HISD Integrated Technology Magnet
IB Candidate SchoolAt Herrera Elementary, we are open-minded, life-long learners on a mission to empower knowledgeable inquirers. Our students have a passion for integrating innovative technology and a vision for becoming internationally minded leaders who collaborate in a global society. We unite a caring school staff, parents, and community members while cultivating an appreciation for cultural diversity, artistic expression, and compassionate problem-solving.
Pictures from International Festival March 2013Our students are inquirers and are sharing their knowledge with their fellow students.
Herrera Elementary believes language is a vital tool for learning, communicating and being an active member of a global society. As communication and technology in the world changes, we have the responsibility for supporting and training our students to be multilingual learners. Language presents opportunities that will cultivate internationally-minded citizens. We believe language acquisition is best supported by a language-rich environment which includes books, periodicals, environmental print, online resources, technology and teacher and student writing.
The Herrera Elementary Assessment Plan serves to guide and inform the staff, parents and community of the school’s assessment practices. Reflection is integral to assessment at Herrera as it enhances student learning throughout the Programme of Inquiry, as well as the disciplinary teaching of learning objectives when necessary.
Herrera students will strive to be: